Registry/Gift Question for Coffee Lovers!

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
10 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have a francis francis X7.1 machine that makes Illy espresso.  I am obsessed with him.  Obsessed. I debated back and forth between an illy machine and a nespresso machine, but I ultimately went with Illy because I prefer the taste of their coffee to Nespresso.  (Nespresso, however, does have more flavor choices.)  The downside to the illy machines is that their coffee/pods are expensive, but so is nespresso, honestly.  I justified this to myself and my Dear Fiance by explaining that the illy coffee is cheaper than going to a coffee shop! 😉  It’s semi-automatic, so I just remove the handle and drop one of their pods (they call them iperespresso capsules) into a slot, pop the handle back in the machine, and turn it on.  I can also steam/froth milk with the black wand that’s off to the right side.  My Dear Fiance was dubious about this purchase, because he claims he doesn’t really like coffee, but he will more than happily have a cup with me now.  He said it’s just as good as the cappuccinos he had in italy, which makes sense; Illy is an italian company, and the machine manufacturer is italian as well.  You can often find free samples of illy at higher end cooking stores like sur la table if you’re curious.


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